AMA opposes CVS-Aetna merger

Barbara L. McAneny
AMA has determined that the proposed merger of CVS Health and Aetna should be blocked due to its likely negative consequences for patients and health insurance markets, according to a press release.
“After very careful consideration over the past months, the AMA has come to the conclusion that this merger would likely substantially lessen competition in many health care markets, to the detriment of patients,” Barbara L. McAneny, MD, president of AMA, said during testimony to California Department of Insurance.
During the analysis of the merger, the AMA gathered

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